human rights

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03 April 2014
A new video series featuring some of Australia's leading law academics takes viewers behind the headlines for expert guidance on our most pressing contemporary issues. 
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11 March 2014
The historical record shows that no party has a monopoly on human rights reform. It also shows that every government has, at some point, deserved criticism for breaching human rights, argues George Williams. 
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12 February 2014
Developing practical strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to reinforce their rights in Australia is the focus of an intensive summit at UNSW this week.
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10 December 2013
UNSW's Andrea Durbach has won the 2013 Australian Human Rights Law Award and paid tribute to the legacy and influence of Nelson Mandela on her extraordinary career. 
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29 October 2013
The attack on a fellow Jewish family of Bondi is alarming, but the response from the local community gives some comfort, writes Fergal Davis.
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28 August 2013
If the UN thinks indefinite detention of asylum seekers on the Australian mainland is cruel, inhuman and degrading, we can only imagine what it might say about Nauru and PNG, writes Jane McAdam.
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21 June 2013
The Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights has found that Australia's regional processing legislation violates many of our human rights obligations. It should act as a wakeup call that we have gone too far, writes Jane McAdam.
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18 June 2013
Australia's international commitments and federal resolve put high hurdles before any state that seeks to reintroduce the death penalty, writes George Williams.
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22 March 2013
The NSW Parliament's recent criminal justice reforms diminish human rights, add to the complexity of criminal justice and increase the risk of wrongful conviction, argue Gary Edmond and David Hamer.
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15 January 2013
One of Australia's most admired and respected public figures, former High Court Justice Michael Kirby, will deliver UNSW's 2013 Gandhi Oration on 30 January.
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24 October 2012
An Indonesian fisherman, represented by UNSW law students, has filed the first international case against Australia’s people smuggling laws, claiming they violate international law.
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08 May 2012
Australia has once again shown its willingness to promote human rights abroad, but not at home, as the recent case of Stefan Nystrom has illustrated, writes George Williams.
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03 April 2012
The chance of success for Kofi Annan's plans in Syria is slender. Should his initiatives fail, the crisis could become catastrophic, writes Anthony Billingsley.
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02 December 2011
From the battlefields of Kandahar, ADFA graduate Chris Lowe is off to the US as a John Monash scholar to develop smarter autonomous aircraft.
13 October 2011
The plight of around 50 Indonesian boys currently being held in Australian adult prisons awaiting criminal prosecution for people smuggling will be outlined at a free public forum at UNSW Law School next week (Monday 17 October).
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13 May 2011
Australia and the United States should not be afraid to shine a spotlight on nations in the region that fall short on their human rights obligations, US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich has told a UNSW audience.
04 May 2011
US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich will deliver the Australian Human Rights Centre's Annual Public Lecture at UNSW next week (Tuesday, 10 May).
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07 July 2010
The federal government's new asylum policy may not be a response to racism and xenophobia, but the concerns behind it are being fuelled by ignorance and a dismal political debate about refugees, argues UNSW's Jane McAdam.
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16 April 2010
Australia's courts will increasingly be forced to deal with conflict between human rights and the sexist cultural traditions of some minorities in Australia, according to NSW Chief Justice Jim Spigelman.
16 November 2009
Israeli human rights advocate and litigator Professor Frances Raday will deliver the Australian Human Rights Centre annual lecture at the University of New South Wales on Tuesday 17 November.
14 September 2009
Leading Pakistani human rights lawyer Hina Jilani will deliver the 2009 Hal Wootten Lecture at UNSW this week.
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30 July 2009
Modern communications mean regimes around the world can no longer commit barbarities against their own people and expect to get away with it, East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta has told a UNSW audience.
23 July 2009
President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta will join former colleagues from UNSW next week (Monday 27 July) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Diplomacy Training Program (DTP).
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02 June 2009
Australia's record on children in detention and its draconian anti-terrorism laws are examples of why we need a Human Rights Act, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has told a packed public forum at UNSW.
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26 May 2009
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser will take part in an open community forum at UNSW to discuss the need for human rights protections in Australia.

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